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United adding extra Las Vegas flights for CES gadget program

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Sam Morris A United Airlines jet takes off from McCarran International Airport on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018|2 a.m.

United Airlines is adding Las Vegas flights to accommodate the increase of tourists for the annual CES gadget show.

The airline company added flights with some 8,500 seats from its seven U.S. hubs and 8 other U.S. cities, connecting more customers to Las Vegas for CES 2019, which takes place Jan. 8-11.

CES is one of the biggest exhibition hosted each year in Las Vegas, where brand-new tech devices are unveiled and next-generation innovations are introduced.

“We want United Airlines to be the very first option for organisation and leisure tourists planning to visit Las Vegas for CES,” stated Ankit Gupta, United’s vice president of domestic network preparation. “Our improved schedule to Las Vegas uses clients more continuously flights from our hubs and brand-new nonstop flights from eight of the country’s top innovation and company centers.”

United added capacity to its routine daily nonstop flights in between Las Vegas and its U.S. centers in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. It included continuously service to Las Vegas from Austin, Texas; Fort Lauderdale, Fla; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; San Jose, Calif.; Boston; Pittsburgh; San Diego, Calif.; and Seattle, Wash.

. United will use 48 day-to-day continuously flights to Las Vegas in between Jan. 6 and 12.

In addition, United will operate select flights in between Las Vegas and New York/Newark and San Francisco with Boeing 777-200 wide-body aircraft, which are generally scheduled for international flights. On Jan. 13, United will resume regularly set up flights between Las Vegas and its centers.

“We are delighted that our partners at United Airlines will be expanding service to Las Vegas during CES,” said Cathy Tull, chief marketing officer for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Helping visitors link to Las Vegas with the convenience of additional nonstop service throughout such a prominent occasion is crucial to the ongoing development and success of the show and our destination as a whole.”